David Matthew Minor
February 23, 1981 – June 2, 2008
David Minor was a passionate activist for social and environmental justice and a strong proponent of sustainability. He died on June 2, 2008 at the age of 27 in a bicycling accident.
David grew up in Eugene and graduated from the University of Oregon with degrees in environmental studies and sociology. He worked as the manager at Jo Federigo’s restaurant, a place where he could facilitate people gathering to enjoy local food and good music. He played drums in a high school band and loved all kinds of music. He also enjoyed skiing, surfing, camping, gardening, and being around his family and many friends. David encouraged others to think about how their actions impacted the natural environment and those who are poor and oppressed, and he lived his life to reflect those values. He grew his own food and supported local farms to participate in a more just food system; he volunteered with Food Not Bombs; he rode his bike whenever possible to avoid supporting petroleum companies.
The Willamette Farm and Food Coalition is honored to help sustain David’s memory - and his passions for growing food, supporting local farms, and promoting social justice - through the David Minor Memorial Fund. The fund is being used to help strengthen projects and programs that increase access to healthy, locally-grown foods for low-income families in Lane County.
Help us grow David's organic legacy. Contribute online through Paypal.
Or mail your contributions to:
Willamette Farm and Food Coalition
P.O. Box 41672
Eugene, OR 97404-0389
Please make checks payable to WFFC and put "David Minor Fund" on the memo line.